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Judge Garaufis Placated By Kirkland & Ellis And Facebook

Judge Garaufis "likes" the gaggle of lawyers that appeared before him.

Non-Sequiturs: 09.27.16

Game theory and the battle over the Supreme Court. [Harvard Business Review] No punishment for Professor Reynolds from the University of Tennessee Law School over questionable Tweets. [Knoxville News Sentinel] The blame game over Donald Trump's bad debate performance. Show More Summary

Capcom Releases DRM For Street Fighter 5, Promptly Rolls It Back When It Screws Legitimate Customers

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It should be quite clear by now that DRM is a fantastic way for video game makers to keep people from playing their games. Not pirates, though. No, those folks can play games with DRM just fine, because DRM doesn't actually keep piracy from being a thing. Show More Summary

A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media (Part 4): LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a great marketing tool if you do it right, as tech columnist Jeff Bennion explains.

Ethicon v. Covidien: Delegation of Institution Decisions to the PTAB

Ethicon has filed its expected petition for writ of certiorari challenging the USPTO’s delegation of IPR Institution Decisions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  I wrote about the case earlier: Crouch, What Powers Can the Director Delegate to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board? Crouch, Due Process and Separating Powers within an Agency. Crouch, End […]

Viagra — Developments in Litigation

There have been some very recent developments in the national litigation regarding the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra and the allegation that its use increases a patient’s risk of developing melanoma. Judge Seeborg, the federal judge appointed to oversee all of the Viagra cases filed in federal court from across the country (which is MDL... Show More Summary

Immigration Board Says You Can Be Deported For Copyright Infringement

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While we still wait to see if Kim Dotcom can be taken against his will from another country into the US for "copyright infringement" claims, apparently the DOJ has also decided that it can work the other way. The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals has said that people can be deported for copyright infringement. Show More Summary

How A Biglaw Partner Inspired A ‘West Wing’ Campaign Trail Reunion

How often is a real-life Biglaw partner portrayed by a Hollywood actor?

Workplace Bullying, Academic Style

A bully affects an entire school, not just the victim of the bullying.

Criminally Yours: Even A Felon Deserves A Shot At College

Instead of excluding people with criminal records from higher education, let’s help them get to the next positive point of their lives.

At Judge Kozinski’s Movie Night, a Standing Ovation for Larry Flynt

When court ends for the day, U.S. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski entertains a crowd with periodic movie nights.

Instapundit Gets Reprieve from Law School After Incendiary Tweet

The law school that's home to InstaPundit's Glenn Reynolds isn't taking any disciplinary action against the prominent conservative blogger over his “run them down" tweet directed at Charlotte, N.C., protesters.

Techdirt Podcast Episode 92: Passwords Suck; What's Next?

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Data breaches that expose passwords are pretty much a fact of life at this point -- and the effects are multiplied by the fact that many, many people reuse passwords no matter how much they know they shouldn't. As such, there's a big...Show More Summary

We QA Tested Vote2016() Against Last Night's Debate; No Code Changes Required

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last chance to get Vote2016() T-shirts, hoodies & stickers! » Did you come out of last night's debate feeling thrilled about your choices for president? No? What a surprise. Though there are fans on both sides declaring victory, most...Show More Summary

Are You Billing for Time Spent on Distractions?

Even the most focused lawyer can be pulled off task by distractions, by the urgent phone call, the quick email, the glance at Facebook that turns into a few minutes of scrolling. Such distractions are largely unavoidable. The problem is, time spent on distractions isn't billable. So how can......

The Internet - Latest Addiction

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. We routinely hear about all sorts of addictions relating to drugs, alcohol, food, and even sex. But what about internet addiction? Is it real, and is it a problem? The answer to......

Will Insurance Cover a Ransomware Attack Against Your Company?

Consider ransomware a form of digital kidnapping. Ransomware takes over your computers, encrypts your most essential files, then demands payment or else your data gets it. And such attacks have become increasingly common, especially in industries that hold sensitive information, such as healthcare organizations. Dealing with these electronic hostage......

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